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Meeting in the Ladies’ Room: Tracee Ellis Ross to Interview Michelle Obama at United State of Women Meeting in the Ladies’ Room: Tracee Ellis Ross to Interview Michelle Obama at United State of Women

Here’s a conversation we don’t want to miss: Black-ish actress and all-around brilliant bae Tracee Ellis Ross will interview our forever first lady, Michelle Obama, this Saturday, May 5, at the United State of Women Summit at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles—and we officially know how we’re spending this weekend.

‘Everything You Think Is True’: Yara Shahidi Honors Her Family History With Prince ‘Everything You Think Is True’: Yara Shahidi Honors Her Family History With Prince

Many know Yara Shahidi as the adorable and irrepressible Zoey Johnson on Black-ish’s hit spinoff, Grown-ish, but fewer know about her roots as a Minneapolis girl—like myself—and her ties to our most famous fellow native.

Watch: Feeling Insecure or Grown-ish? Go Behind the Scenes With Issa and Yara

Just when we thought we’d stopped swooning over the double fantasy of Issa Rae and Yara Shahidi simultaneously on Marie Claire covers, the magazine blessed us with a little behind-the-scenes confessional action, revealing some of the quirks, guilty pleasures and favorite things of two of the season’s freshest talents.

Fresh Faces: Issa Rae and Yara Shahidi Cover Marie Claire’s May Issue Fresh Faces: Issa Rae and Yara Shahidi Cover Marie Claire’s May Issue

Come through, Marie Claire! To coincide with the blooming of the season, Marie Claire magazine has chosen not one, but five fresh beauties to grace a series of May covers, including our forever faves Issa Rae and Yara Shahidi!

With ‘Nice for What,’ Drake Celebrates Some of Our Faves and Shows Us Why He Keeps Winning With ‘Nice for What,’ Drake Celebrates Some of Our Faves and Shows Us Why He Keeps Winning

I read somewhere that Drake had a song releasing on Friday night. We all know Friday as Cardi B Invasion of Privacy day, so it almost seemed rude for Drake to drop a song, but it’s Drake. After he just gave away almost a milli in the video for “God’s Plan,” I’m willing to give Drake some grace (it still brings a thug…

Dance Break! Yara Shahidi Covers T Singapore Dance Break! Yara Shahidi Covers T Singapore

We know—we’re obsessed. And clearly, we’re already missing Grown-ish way too much, since we’re giving you a day full of Chloe, Halle and, now, a double dose of Yara. But we couldn’t possibly see our favorite ingenue on the April cover of the New York Times Style Magazine’s Singapore edition and not share it with…

For Chloe x Halle, Being on Grown-ish Is the Best and Smartest Marketing of Their Music Ever For Chloe x Halle, Being on Grown-ish Is the Best and Smartest Marketing of Their Music Ever

Grown-ish is an awesome television show set against the backdrop of a fictitious California University. We get to follow the life of Zoey Johnson (everybody’s fave, Yara Shahidi) after she graduated from high school (and Black-ish) as she learns to navigate life and love as an almost adult. The show addresses…

Curl Hunting: Nai’vasha Johnson Is Young Hollywood’s Go-to Hairdresser  Curl Hunting: Nai’vasha Johnson Is Young Hollywood’s Go-to Hairdresser 

OK—did you die over Yara Shahidi’s hairstyle when she walked down the red carpet at this year’s SAG Awards? I died. Did you die over her “Weekend In Wakanda”-perfect bejeweled ’fro-cornrow extravaganza on Essence’s latest cover? I died. Hairstylist Nai’vasha Johnson is the one slaying the trendsetting actress’s…

Grown-ish and Gorgeous: Yara Shahidi Covers Essence’s April Issue! Grown-ish and Gorgeous: Yara Shahidi Covers Essence’s April Issue!

By now it’s no secret that we love, love, love Grown-ish star, young activist and all-around brilliant bae (Harvard, y’all) Yara Shahidi. And clearly we’re not the only ones, since our sisters over at Essence are featuring the always “it” girl on the cover of their April issue!

Oprah Brought SuperSoul Conversations to the Apollo and Aligned All of Harlem's Chakras Oprah Brought SuperSoul Conversations to the Apollo and Aligned All of Harlem's Chakras

When Oprah builds it, we all come. She’s got this undeniable Midas touch, which is why we want her to save America by running for president, but we don’t deserve the precious soul that is Oprah as the leader of the free world. In fact, in order for her to keep her limitless effervescence, it’s best that we keep Momma…

She’s Grown-ish! Happy 18th Birthday, Yara Shahidi! She’s Grown-ish! Happy 18th Birthday, Yara Shahidi!

Here at The Glow Up, we hate to play favorites, but we’d be lying if we said we didn’t have a very special place in our hearts for actress-activist-“it” girl Yara Shahidi. While Hollywood is thankfully steadily filling with more young, black female talent, few have shared a trajectory so relatably similar to The Glow…

The (Other) Talk: What Last Week’s Grown-ish Got Right About Mothers, Daughters and Sexuality The (Other) Talk: What Last Week’s Grown-ish Got Right About Mothers, Daughters and Sexuality

Do you remember your first time? Was it awkward, exhilarating, overwhelming, tender, traumatic—or some combination of all of the above?

She Got That Glow: We Got the Secrets Behind Yara Shahidi’s All Grown-ish Up Look at the SAG Awards She Got That Glow: We Got the Secrets Behind Yara Shahidi’s All Grown-ish Up Look at the SAG Awards

The 2018 Grammys are tonight, but the fashion world is still raving about the looks from last Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards. And we can’t breathe one word about that evening’s red carpet without acknowledging our current and forever #Fave, Yara Shahidi. Like, we may have to come up with a concept stronger than…

Grown-ish Renewed for 20-Episode 2nd Season Grown-ish Renewed for 20-Episode 2nd Season

Grown-ish isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and is that really a surprise? The show is one of the best things to happen in the past year, earning critical praise upon its release and boasting a 91 percent Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Yara Shahidi Performing Assata Shakur Is More #BlackGirlMagic Than Our Hearts Can Stand

As media partners for the Blackout for Human Rights-produced MLK Now event at New York City’s Riverside Church on Monday, The Root found a lot to be inspired by this Martin Luther King Day. But at The Glow Up, we were pleasantly surprised to also find #BlackGirlMagic in full effect.

It’s a Different Show: Grown-ish Isn’t A Different World—and I’m Cool With That It’s a Different Show: Grown-ish Isn’t A Different World—and I’m Cool With That

This week, Grown-ish premiered on Freeform to big fanfare. Everyone is loving it. I’m loving it.

10 Black-Ass Things That Were Awesome About the 1st 2 Episodes of Grown-ish 10 Black-Ass Things That Were Awesome About the 1st 2 Episodes of Grown-ish

Last night, the Yara Shahidi-led vehicle Grown-ish debuted. For those not in the know, it’s a spinoff from hit ABC show Black-ish that focuses on Shahidi’s character, Zoey, and her journey from super-sheltered private school student to college freshman in this millennial world. Comparisons to A Different World will…

These 7 Young Futurists Are Already Changing the World These 7 Young Futurists Are Already Changing the World

At The Root, we love to celebrate young people who are excelling beyond belief. Year after year, our list of Young Futurists reminds us that age really ain’t nothin’ but a number. That group of 15- to 22-year-olds always impresses us with their tenacity, passion and ability to turn big dreams into reality. Here, we…

Prince’s Personal Photographer (and Yara Shahidi’s Dad) Releases Never-Before-Seen Photos in New Book Prince’s Personal Photographer (and Yara Shahidi’s Dad) Releases Never-Before-Seen Photos in New Book

Afshin Shahidi, a photographer who spent more than 20 years taking intimate, candid photos of Prince, is releasing a book of some never-before-seen photos.

Yara Shahidi’s Black-ish Spinoff to Be Called Grown-ish Yara Shahidi’s Black-ish Spinoff to Be Called Grown-ish

Grown-ish will be the name of the Black-ish spinoff that follows Zoey, Yara Shahidi’s character, to the University of Southern California for college.

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